Student Success Stories

Julia Thibault, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, shares her experiences at the University of Missouri Summer Research in Biochemistry program. She describes her research, how it applies to what she has been doing at Hastings College, and what she hopes to accomplish in the future. ...Read more
With a chance to work in a graduate level laboratory and experience life as a grad student, Hastings College junior Liz Tidwell conducted research as part of a Research Experience for Undergraduates program. She spent her summer at Dubusque University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with 15 other students. ...Read more
With a major in sociology and an emphasis in criminal justice, Stephanie Liebsack hopes to follow in the footsteps of her parents by becoming a police officer. This summer, she got to gain hands-on experience at the Corona Police Department, including her first ride along while there. ...Read more
McKenna Reed spent most of her summer in a classroom nearly 4,000 miles from home. The senior Spanish, elementary education and special education triple major spent was working as a teacher’s aide in a Peruvian school. ...Read more
Hastings College junior Holly Hild has spent her time as a student paying close attention to her grades and contributing to the women's basketball team as a guard. Her hard work and dedication has paid off this year, as the recipient of the Emil S. Liston Award, selected by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. ...Read more
Through working at the Frank House, Brian Whetstone developed an interest in not only traditional academic history – but public history – the restoration, archivation and interpretation of the past. ...Read more
Over the summer, senior Hastings College student Hannah Meeske was given an opportunity to work on her editing skills. By interning with the Oklahoma Gazette, Meeske was able to focus on editing in the work place and decide whether or not it was a career she had an interest in. ...Read more
After spending the summer as a press intern in the office of one of his home state senators, Nick Musgrave returned to Hastings College with a much more clear image of what he’d like his ...Read more
After working on the Hill last year, senior Laurel Teal was invited to work at a congressional district office, serving as an immigration caseworker. Her past experience helped land the job, but her Hastings education prepared her for success. ...Read more
Many spend their Fourth of July shooting fireworks, eating hot dogs and relaxing. But Hastings College senior Carolyn Clements spent her Fourth hugging a bald eagle. ...Read more
In addition to studying biology, Hastings College seniors Jake Kampschneider, from Omaha, Nebraska, and Abbey Tiell, from Littleton, Colorado, are members of the College Acquaintance Rape Educators (CARE), and are passionate about the preventative measures ...Read more